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By Vinesh Nambiar

Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte


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By Vinesh Nambiar Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte Copyright © 2007 The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the copyright owners. Published by The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9798986-6-2 ™

changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


Mrs. Lavery said to the class, “Perception is how you become aware of things in the world by using one of your five senses.” “What are the five senses?” asked Elizabeth.

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“The five senses are seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling,� responded Mrs. Lavery.

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She went on to explain, “Class, perception is extremely important in your lives because it affects everything about you. It affects how you think, how you talk, and even how you act.” “What exactly do you mean?” asked Elizabeth.

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“Let me give you an example”, replied Mrs. Lavery. “When you watch a cartoon about your favorite superhero, how does it make you feel, Elizabeth?” “Well, my favorite superhero is Professor Truth,” said Elizabeth. “Professor Truth cartoons always show how telling the truth in a nice way helps the good guys and girls win every time. When I watch those cartoons, it makes me want to always tell the truth, too.”

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Mrs. Lavery explained, “So you see, Elizabeth, by watching and listening to this cartoon, it makes you think, talk, and potentially act in a certain way. Think of how good people would be if the things that they allowed into their perception were good things. Do you think it would make people better?�

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Elizabeth thought about it for a minute and answered, “Yes. It really makes sense.�

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“Mrs. Lavery,” said Nesh, “I don’t see how this applies to your other senses.” “Yeah,” said Kesh. “How does this apply to taste, touch, and smell?”

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Mrs. Lavery answered, “Think about it, Nesh and Kesh. What if you taste an apple right off of the tree and feel the wholesome energy nourishing your body and mind? Would it affect who you are that day? Have you heard of the statement, you are what you eat?�

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“In the same way, what if you touch with love to comfort your Grandma when she is sad? What if you smell a sweet smelling flower and give it to your mother? Class, perception can change your world for the better if you accept only good things through your five senses.�

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This book is dedicated to the Love that resides in the hearts of everyone.

108 Steps to Love

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Media that Makes a Difference

The End of Education is Character

Research that can Change the World

Learn more about the projects above at www.hv4k.org/framework . The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting universal human values in children. All products, projects, and programs developed by the organization have this aim in mind and contribute to this end. The organization operates on the premise that there is no solution more effective to solving the problems facing our world than to elicit the innate wisdom that resides in the hearts of our children. The organization has been built on the foundation of Peace, Truth, Righteousness, Nonviolence, and Love. Hence, the vision for The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is to change the world one heart at a time through values that apply to all people at all times in all places.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


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The Adventures in Human Values books are simple, yet powerful stories that teach kids about the importance of basic human values. Join Shivam, Khiara, Dorian, Elizabeth, CJ, Julia, Ahmed, Melia, and Keisha as they learn about CLEANLINESS, BEAUTY, UNITY, PERCEPTION, FREEDOM, WEALTH, INSPIRATION, EQUANIMITY, and HELPING in this inspiring seventh series. If we are to change our world for the better, then it must begin in the hearts of our children.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org

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